GNOME Backgrounds Revamp
- From: Thomas Wood <thos gnome org>
- To: gnome-themes-list gnome org
- Subject: GNOME Backgrounds Revamp
- Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 23:17:59 +0000
There was a small discussion on #tango (until we were politely told to
go else where ;-) ) the other day about what we should do with
It transpired that several people weren't happy with the quality of the
current backgrounds in the package. I want to rectify that, and I want
to make sure that it contains a set of backgrounds that the likes of
jimmac, andreasn and lapo will actually use and love!
We will have to revamp the current collection by throwing out some of
the existing backgrounds. This is because we cannot have too many
backgrounds installed as it makes the background selector list too long.
Several people agree that andreasn's tiles  are very nice and
suitable replacements for the current set. I suggest we don't include
more than three or four however, for the reasons above.
There are currently two other "categories" of backgrounds, which are
"GNOME Branded" and "Translucent". I think we could reduce the number of
branded backgrounds and replace them with just one or two with new
backgrounds of a consistent style. The translucent backgrounds we could
also reduce to just two. I think Tentacles and Rectangles are the best,
and they are also now SVG since andreasn converted them from the
Since we have removed several backgrounds overall, I'd like to add some
new nature and abstract backgrounds. One other aim I have is to make
sure as many of the backgrounds as possible are in SVG format.
So by the end of this process we should have:
3 tiles (from andreas' collection)
2 branded (NEW)
2 translucent (existing)
3 nature/abstract (NEW)
So, I need volunteers to make the new branded and nature/abstract
backgrounds. I would like to include a background that could be
considered the "default" background for GNOME (much like various Windows
editions have "default" backgrounds). This could be an extra background
if required, bringing the total to 11. But we can't go over this limit
due to the problems with the background selector list!
So, thoughts and contributions and volunteers please!
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